I loved reading my husband’s thoughts on being home full-time. I have been validated and buoyed up in my mothering since reading his words.
It’s exciting and empowering to discover that saying no doesn’t have to leave me feeling guilty, and saying yes doesn’t need to deplete me.
Want to change your life? Cultivating a new habit might be the key. As Gretchen Rubin’s book explains, “Habits mean we don’t strain ourselves to make decisions, weigh choices, dole out rewards, or prod ourselves to begin. Life becomes simpler, and many daily hassles vanish.”
Are your children shocked by the consequences of their actions? Try this simple system to help them connect their choices with the consequences they experience.
There are days that I am endlessly running, and it helps to consider the view from above. It doesn’t eliminate what needs to be done, but it helps me to remember that my actions do matter.
Of course, it would be ideal to give our best every single day. But now I know that today’s best is different from yesterday’s best. And some days I’ll admit that I am not even giving my best. But I am still giving. And that is enough.
Tired of begging, nagging, and threatening your kids to clean up? Read these creative suggestions from Danielle Porter to make clean-up time fun!
With the new school year looming, I found myself mourning the long hours my older daughters would spend away from home. I knew I wanted to set aside time in order to have meaningful interaction with my children, but what? Soon, with a little help, the idea of “Special Time” was born: a simple 15 minutes a day, one daughter at a time.
“Somewhere between the early morning feedings and the endless toy room clean-ups, I’ve decided to find a way to enjoy these patience-promoting experiences, or at least most of them!” Join author Danielle Porter as she explains the difference between “everyday patience” and “mothering patience.”
Looking for some great ideas for organizing your personal planner? Danielle walks us step-by-step through her planner set-up that works beautifully with Mind Organization for Moms.
Do you know your children in a way that no one else does? Author Danielle Taylor Porter describes one such moment with her daughter that “filled her up” after an extremely draining day.
Step into their world. See it through their eyes. Leave your “to-do” list behind. Author Danielle Taylor Porter declares “Kids’ Day” a family holiday.